Located on the Mobile River, it’s not a stretch to think your crawl space may suffer from moisture problems. However, it’s not just the location that causes high humidity, uneven floors, and musty odors inside your crawl space. It’s also the area’s environmental factors. The area’s soil and weather are the most likely culprits to blame for the problem.
Crawl space encapsulation and repair are specialties of AFS Foundation and Waterproofing Specialists. Our team of experts informs you of the issue and offers methods to fix your crawl space damage. Call today to arrange for a cost-free, no-obligation inspection, or make an appointment online at your convenience. It is free, quick, and simple.
THE AFS REPAIR PROCESS
Schedule Free Inspection
One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.
Consult with our certified inspector
Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.
Installation of customized solutions
Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.
Since trips to your crawl space could be dangerous, it’s best to avoid them altogether by calling the experts at AFS. Although mold and standing water are easiest to observe inside the crawl space, plenty of crawl space problem signs can be observed in the living areas of your home. Musty odors, high humidity, weak or sagging floor, condensation, or high energy bills are all symptoms that can be detected without ever having to venture into the space below your floors.
What are the Causes of Crawl Space Damage in Mobile?
Unfortunately, the weather and soil in Mobile are the worst combination for crawl space problems. Although construction error may be the problem, in our more than 20 years of experience, we have found environmental issues far exceed construction problems. The stack effect draws Mobile’s hot, humid air into the crawl space through the open vents. There it travels throughout the home, bringing mold spores, pest droppings, and musty odors. This air eventually escapes through the roof. Even in the best-insulated homes, up to 50 percent of the air you breathe comes from your crawl space. The large amount of rain in Mobile, more than 65 inches annually, is also to blame. Rainwater often enters the crawl space through the vents, doors, or the crawl floor, resulting in standing water. Stagnant water can cause mold to grow within 24 to 48 hours, so it’s best to address the problem quickly.
Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation Solutions in Mobile
The best way to repair your Mobile crawl space is to seal it from the outside elements and include the space in your living area. By locking out humid air, moisture, and pests, you are able to use your crawl space for storage. This process, commonly referred to as encapsulation, may involve a waterproofing system– including a sump pump, vapor barrier, and energy-efficient dehumidifier. At AFS, your encapsulation system is customized to the needs of your home and specific problems. An expert team member will suggest a repair option that works for your home.
Why Choose AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists?
When you buy a home, it means more than just a place to sleep, so it’s important to ensure the health of your home remains intact. Maintaining your crawl space is a big part of this process. Our local team of professionals has developed products and techniques to best fit the needs of your Mobile home. With more than two decades of working in the Mobile area, we understand the climate and soil challenges and work to provide solutions.
Our track record speaks for itself, with thousands of positive online reviews and winning several national awards like the Home Advisor award. Contact us to schedule your free crawl space inspection. For your convenience, appointments can be booked online. We are always looking for ways to make the crawl space repair process as stress-free as possible. Book today.
Offer ends 01/31/2023
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Mr. Lawrence came out to do an inspection for us. The home was built is the 1950’s so the floors have some uneven spots and slope downward in the kitchen and some other little areas. Mr. Lawrence did a very thorough inspection underneath and…
Taylor was so thorough during the inspection, then very informative as to what was needed. He spent HOURS assessing our needs and then coming up with a plan of action and explaining it step by step (at no charge!).
We agreed to move forward and…
I was very pleased with the crew that came here, they were pleasant and professional.
They arrived early and promptly went to work. They explained each phase of the project as they went along and also finished ahead of schedule.
These guys are amazing. Thomas was our contact and we could not have asked for a better person to work with. Communication was top-notch, every encounter was punctual and any question we had was answered completely and to our satisfaction.
We had the pleasure of having Keenan Mathis come out to our home for a quote on foundational work and he exceeded all expectations. Even with the unforeseen circumstances; he made this experience simple, easy, and informative. I would recommend this…
AFS immediately responded when I requested an inspection. Taylor completed the inspection and took the time to sit down and explain the different options I had to resolve the moisture issue in the crawl space. Aaron, Allen, and Colby completed the…
Charlie showed up right on time. He was very professional and knowledgeable. Did a thorough inspection and then explained our options moving forward. No pressure, just facts. Highly recommend Charlie and AFS
These two guys was very professional and explained what was going on with my concerns but after explaining what had happened we did not proceed further. I appreciated the honesty and the fact did not just try to talk me into something to just make…